50 Cent To Immortalize Notorious Nigerian Scammer Hushpuppi Through TV Series
American rapper and film executive 50 Cent has expressed interest in doing a series based on notorious Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi’s life.
50 Cent made the announcement on his official Instagram page on Wednesday. He did not give any details regarding the series and only said that it is coming soon.
50 Cent said he was doing the series on Hushpuppi as a tribute to the scammers. He said:
Excited fans took to the comment section and urged the In Da Club hitmaker to cast a Nigerian actor to play Hushpuppi.
Please give a Nigeria actor the opportunity to play this character.
Lol get a Nigerian with a Nigerian accent to play him please. We don’t want none of that fake cringey “African accents”.
If you don’t get the true storyline from Hush, don’t bother. If you don’t give the man rights over the series, don’t bother. Never forget, one could tell the story of Get Rich or Die trying, if it dint have your input, and you played the character. So do what’s right or don’t bother.
Earlier this week, Hushpuppi was jailed for more than 11 years in the US for his role in an international fraud syndicate.
Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abbas, will welcome the news by 50 Cent as it may help him pay US$1,732,841 in restitution to two victims.
The Nigerian fraudster became a household name by flaunting his wealthy lifestyle on his page, which boasted 2.8 million followers.
He was arrested in Dubai two years ago for money laundering. Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to money laundering last year. He admitted to attempting to steal more than $1.1m from someone who wanted to fund a new children’s school in Qatar.
He also admitted to other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses.